As well as traditional paper based Christmas cards, an increasing number of charities also offer Christmas ecards. Ecards are said to be a greener, more environment friendly alternative to Christmas card. Majority of people under the age of 36 are said to prefer sending a Christmas ecard to paper based Christmas card.
Other argument in favour of Christmas ecards include the fact that it is cheaper, arrives faster than Christmas card sent through the post. Ecards is said to contribute a significant portion to the £50 million or so UK charities raise around Christmas, from selling Christmas cards.
Here is a list of charities offering Christmas ecards for Christmas 2018:
Hope Spring Water – https://ecards.hopespring.org.uk/ecards-category/christmas/
Barnados – https://www.barnardos.org.uk/shop/ecards.htm
Bat Conservation Trust – http://www.bats.org.uk/ecards.php
Card Aid – https://ecards.shelter.org.uk/
Crisis ecards – https://community.crisis.org.uk/ecard
Devon Air Ambulance Trust – https://www.daat.org/cards
Greenpeace ecards – http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/multimedia/goodies/e-cards/
Great Ormond Street – http://shop.gosh.org/catalogue/christmas
Laura Lynn – https://lauralynn.ie/how-to-help/ecards/ (Irish charity)
Lifeboats – https://rnli.org/support-us/give-as-you-shop/rnli-shop
Mc Millan cancer care – ecards.macmillan.org.uk
Marie Curie – https://shop.mariecurie.org.uk/ecards
Oxfam – https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/ecards
Present Aid – https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped/ecards
Rainbow Trust – https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/companies/ecards
R.A.B.I. Farming Family Charity – http://rabi.org.uk/want-to-help/christmas-cards-calendars/
Ray of Sunshine charity – http://raysofsunshine.org.uk/buy-rays-sunshine-christmas-ecards-now/
Scope – https://blog.scope.org.uk/tag/ecards/
St Clair Hospic – http://stclarehospice.org.uk/get-involved/corporate-partnerships/ecards/
The Sick Children Trust – http://www.sickchildrenstrust.org/Shop/Christmas-e-cards/index.html
The Cure Pakinson’s Trust (CPT) – https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/send-an-ecard
Unicef UK – https://www.corporateshop.unicef.org.uk/
Unicef – http://www.unicefcards.ca/ECards/index.cat (This is a Canadian charity)
Shelter – https://ecards.shelter.org.uk
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital – https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/index.do
WWF – https://ecards.wwf.org.uk/ecards/christmas
Woodland Trust – http://www.woodlandtrustshop.com/products/1086-dedicate-a-tree.aspx
Animal charities Christmas cards and ecards
Here is a list of animal charities selling cards and ecards for Christmas 2018. Buying a card or sending an ecard from their site will help a dog, a cat, a donkey and possibly other animals.
- Hereford and Worcester animal rescue – This Herefordshire based charity works mostly with dogs and cats, but they also help the odd horse and other animals. Supporting them with a donation or buying their card or ecards will help rescued dogs and cats in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
- Donkey Sanctuary – thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/shop Many donkeys will contribute to the nativity scene up and down the UK during Christmas. As with other animals, some donkeys need help and support from you. The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the most popular charities that help donkeys. Buy a Christmas card or any other gift item from their online shop this Christmas will help a donkey in need of help.
- Battersea Dogs Home – battersea.org.uk . This is probably the largest dogs and cats home in London. Their work to rehome and help stray and rescued dogs and cats in and around London is well known. You will be helping dogs and cats in London and the South East if you support their Christmas fundraiser.
- Birmingham Dogs Home – birminghamdogshome.org.uk . This Birmingham based charity, help dogs in Birmingham and other parts of the West Midlands. Supporting their Christmas card appeal is something any dog lover will find fulfilling.
- Dogs Trust – dogstrustgifts.com/acatalog/Christmas-Cards.html . Dogs Trust is one of the highest profile dogs charity in the UK. They care for stray and abandoned dogs through the UK. Their online Christmas store included cards, ecards and other items a dog lover will want in his or her Christmas socks. Supporting this charity will help abandoned and stray man’s best friend.
- PDSA – pdsa-shop.co.uk
You can choose from a selection of cards at PDSA online shop. You can also buy gifts for your pet. Each ecards or gift you buy from the site will give a sick or injured pet in the UK a better life.
- Guide Dogs – dogalogue.com
Buying a Christmas card or sending an ecard from the humorously named Guide Dogs online shop ‘Dog a logue’ you will be achieving two good deeds with one action; helping a guide dog and a blind person. To get the maximum returns on your donations this Christmas, supporting a guide dog via their online shop is a good move.
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – hearingdogs.org.uk/shop
One of man’s best friend that fulfil multiple roles in a person’s life is a hearing dog for the deaf. This well trained dogs can be a lifely for a deaf person. As well as a Christmas card, you can buy wrapping paper, gifts for your pets, friends and family. You can also sponsor a hearing puppy to go through the training required tof becoming a hearing dog for the deaf.
Does your charity offer Christmas ecards from its website? Contact us to have it listed on this page.